FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 3, 2009
SIRENS OF SONG CONCERT CELEBRATES CANADIAN FEMALE SONGWRITERS
Lynn Miles, Melanie Doane, Catherine MacLellan and Annabelle Chvostek appear together in a special songwriter circle concert series across western Canada
Juno Award winners Lynn Miles & Melanie Doane, along with the critically acclaimed Catherine MacLellan and Annabelle Chvostek – four of Canada’s most celebrated female songwriters – will be appearing across Western Canada on special concert tour called The Sirens of Song this fall.
Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most respected songwriters, garnering a Juno Award in 2003 for her CD Unravel, and a Canadian Folk Music Award for the CD Love Sweet Love in 2005. She has toured internationally, and her songs have been covered by many notable artists, most recently by Sarah Slean whose latest album with the Art Of Time Ensemble was named after one of Lynn’s most popular songs, Black Flowers. Lynn is releasing a new double album of acoustic versions of her songs this fall, also entitled Black Flowers vol. 1 & 2.
The product of a musical family, Halifax-born Melanie Doane has ranked four top 40 radio singles, a Juno Award for Best New Artist, a Canadian Radio Award for Most Charted Artist, and performed with the likes of Jann Arden, on Sarah McLachlan’s “Lilith Fair”, and Great Big Sea, in the process earning a Gold sales award for her album Adam’s Rib.
Catherine MacLellan is a songwriter whose music is steeped in the Canadian folk tradition and whose songs are hauntingly intimate and powerful. MacLellan has won six PEI Music Awards and earned multiple East Coast Music award nominations in 2006 and 2007. Her work is a characteristic of the work of many of the singer/songwriters Catherine cites as influences and inspirations – such as Joni Mitchell, Nanci Griffith, and Townes Van Zandt. Catherine was voted “Critics Favorite New Discoveries” in Canadian folk Magazine Penguin Eggs in 2008. Her new album Water in the Ground has received critical acclaim from the international press. She is the daughter of iconic Canadian songwriter Gene MacLellan, writer of the classic “Snowbird” recorded by Anne Murray, and “Put Your Hand In The Hand” recorded by Ocean.
Born and raised in a musical family in Toronto, Annabelle Chvostek is a former member of the wildly popular female folk trio The Wailin’ Jennys, whose most recent album featuring Annabelle is still charting on iTunes in the USA almost two years after its release. Leaving the group last year, Annabelle recently released her much-anticipated solo album, Resilience. Recorded in New York and Montreal with Grammy-nominated Canadian record producer Roma Baran and her producing partner Vivian Stoll, Resilience is a sublime, spare, and profoundly reflective album that Chvostek describes as “a big complicated hug.”
The Sirens of Song will feature acoustic performances, stories behind the songs, and good old-fashioned girl-talk when Lynn Miles, Melanie Doane, Catherine MacLellan and Annabelle Chvostek share the stage in a classic songwriter circle. Tickets are available to the public July 10, 2009 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.ca or the venue box offices.
Western Tour Dates:
September 11Brandon, MBWestern Manitoba Centennial Auditorium
September 12 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Theatre at the Marlborough
September 13 Regina, SKRegina Performing Arts Centre
September 15 St. Albert, AB Arden Theatre
September 16 Red Deer, AB Central Alberta Theatre
September 17 Calgary, AB Knox United Church
September 18 Lethbridge, AB Yates Memorial Centre
September 19 Cranbrook, BC Key City Theatre
September 21 Kelowna, BC Kelowna Community Theatre
About True North Concerts/Agency:
Legendary Toronto indie label True North Records expanded in 2008 into concert promotion and booking with True North Concerts and True North Agency. The Sirens of Songs tour is the first True North Concert series outside of the Ontario region